Jeffersonville is ranked No. 2 in the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4-A preseason poll.
Zionsville topped the poll with 92 points, while Jeffersonville and Lake Central were deadlocked in second with 66 points. The Red Devils, under new coach Derek Ellis, are the defending sectional champions.
Other area ranked teams include New Albany (No. 8 in 4-A), Silver Creek (No. 6 in 3-A), and South Central (No. 3 in Class A).
* Jeffersonville catcher Isaac Crafton and shortstop Drew Ellis were named to the Prep Baseball Report Preseason All-State team, along with New Albany pitcher Josh Rogers.
The Seymour Community Schools Board of Trustees voted unanimously to fire coach Scott Miller on Tuesday.
Miller coached the Owls for 12 seasons and posted a 123-132 record with four winning seasons. Seymour was 2-19 this year, posting wins over Class A Cloverdale and winless Salem, and averaged only 41.1 points per game.
* Borden’s Billy Kirchgessner was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Southern Athletic Conference.
Joining him on the all-league team were teammates Cody Bachman, Jalen McCoy and Garrett Vick; New Washington’s Tim Cochran and Ian Hughes; Lanesville’s Justin Miller and Kevin Zollman; Henryville’s Tyler Collins; Crothersville’s Gene Hodge and South Central’s Kyle Pease.
New Washington’s Jonathan May was named Coach of the Year.
* Jeffersonville graduate and former Seymour coach Lloyd ” Barney” Scott died Wednesday. Scott captained three varsity sports for the Red Devils, graduating in 1946. He coached high school basketball for 20 seasons and won 334 games with 11 sectional and six regional titles. The gymnasium at Seymour is named in his honor. He was elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981.
Silver Creek’s football program was bumped up to Class 4-A when the IHSAA released its latest enrollment figures and classifications for the next two seasons.
In girls’ soccer, Providence was moved up to Class 2-A because of the new success-factor rule. Providence won the state title in 2011 and finished as state runner-up in 2012. Silver Creek and Charlestown were moved to 2-A in both boys and girls soccer.
The IHSAA is expected to announce sectional assignments in April.
The third annual Battle of the Bridge tournament, pitting competitors from Jefferson County in Kentucky against wrestlers from Clark and Harrison counties, is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Jeffersonville.